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  • Human Services (HS)

    HS-100: Introduction to Human Services

    [ Fall Term | 3 - credits ]

    This course will focus on the interpersonal skills, personal values, attitudes and knoweledge necessary to become an effective human services worker. Also covers the history of human service work in the US, and the current status of social service provision. Required for Human Services Generalist degree.

    HS-103: Ethics for Human Service Workers

    [ Winter Term | 2 - credits ]

    Explores the professional issues students will face when in a helping relationship. Introduces the professional code of ethics associated with the helping professions. Addresses solving ethical dilemmas using professional guidelines. Topics include client rights, confidentiality, professional boundaries, legal issues in helping, competence, and cultural diversity.

    HS-130: Introduction to Hospice Care

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 3 - credits ]

    For individuals, families, and professionals interested in learning about hospice care for the terminally ill. Issues include death, dying, and bereavement, with attention to psycho-social need, pain and symptom control, delivery of medical care, family dynamics, and philosophical and ethical questions. Required to become a Hospice Volunteer.

    HS-154: Community Resources

    [ Winter Term | 3 - credits ]

    Explores local community social service resources. Identifies services, eligibility criteria, mission, policies, politics of agencies, identification of client needs, various referral processes, and historical, political and social trends.

    HS-156: Interviewing Theory & Techniques

    [ Winter Term | 3 - credits ]

    Provides the theory and specific techniques required for entry-level interviewing in human service settings.

    HS-165: Activity Director

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 3 - credits ]

    Provides training for activity directors in long-term care and residential facilities. Focuses on therapeutic activities to promote continual growth and development in residents.

    HS-170: Preparation for Field Experience in Human Services

    [ Spring Term | 3 - credits ]

    Exploration of Human Services in the workplace and organizations, including work stress, supervision, ethics, cultural diversity, and social responsibility. Prerequisite to Human Services CWE courses.

    HS-211: HIV, TB & Infectious Diseases

    [ Winter Term | 1 - credits ]

    This course will explore the relationship between substance abuse and infectious diseases, and discuss methods for reducing transmission of these diseases. Topics will include HIV/AIDS, tuberculousis, hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections. Course will provide students with techniques for assisting clients with assessing risk, practicing harm reduction, and evaluating treatment options.

    HS-216: Group Counseling Skills

    [ Spring Term | 3 - credits ]

    This course provides students with strategies and skills for group work with a variety of clients. Explores leadership styles and skills, group formation and stages, and the ethics of working with groups. Will address knowledge needed to develop, run, and evaluate groups for a variety of human service topics, including substance abuse. Theories of therapeutic group work will also be discussed.

    HS-217: Helping Skills & Diverse Populations

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 2 - credits ]

    Addresses the helping skills necessary to provide career services in a multicultural world. Part of a series toward earning a Global Career Development Facilitator credential endorsed by the National Career Development Association.

    HS-218: Career Development Models & Assessments

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 2 - credits ]

    Addresses career development models and career assessment tools. Part of a series toward earning a Global Career Development Facilitator credential endorsed by the National Career Development Association.

    HS-219: Training Clients/Peers and Employability Skills

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 2 - credits ]

    Addresses the skills needed to train and work with groups, as well as clients' employability issues. Part of a series toward earning a Global Career Development Facilitator credential endorsed by the National Career Development Association.

    HS-220: Labor Market Information & Technology in Career Planning

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 2 - credits ]

    Addresses the role information and technology plays in career planning and advancement. Part of a series toward earning a Global Career Development Facilitator credential endorsed by the National Career Development Association.

    HS-221: Ethics & Consultation

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 2 - credits ]

    Addresses the ethical considerations and consultation practices in the field of career development and career advancement. Part of a series toward earning a Global Career Development Facilitator credential endorsed by the National Career Development Association.

    HS-222: Program Management & Public Relations

    [ Not Offered Every Year | 2 - credits ]

    Plan, design, implement, and market services in the field of career development and/or career advancement. Part of a series toward earning a Global Career Development Facilitator credential endorsed by the National Career Development Association.

    HS-256: Advanced Interviewing Skills With Theory

    [ Fall Term | 3 - credits ]

    This course is designed to help human service students further develop and deepen their skills and understanding of interviewing in the human service field. Course will build on skills learned in HS-156, incorporating the use of behavior change theories to guide the helping process. Prerequisite: Completion of HS-156 with a C or better.

    HS-260: Victim Advocacy & Assistance

    [ Fall Term | 4 - credits ]

    Provides basic skills for working with a diverse group of crime victims, including, but not limited to, victims of homicide, sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence. Topics covered include: theories of victimology, victim's rights evolution, crisis intervention, stress reactions and post-traumatic stress syndrome.

    HS-280: Human Services Generalist I: CWE/ Practicum

    [ Fall Term | 2 - 6 credits ]

    Cooperative Work Experience. Supervised experience in human services including but not limited to: social service; early childhood care; criminal/juvenile justice; gerontology; and other occupations. Required: Instructor consent. Prerequisite: HS-170 (except Career Development Facilitator certificate students). Corequisite: CWE-281.

    HS-281: Human Services Generalist II/CWE

    [ Winter Term | 2 - 6 credits ]

    Cooperative Work Experience level II. Supervised experience in human services including but not limited to: social service; early childhood care; criminal/juvenile justice; gerontology; and other related occupations. Required: Instructor consent. Prerequisite: HS-170. Corequisite: CWE-281.

    HS-282: Human Services Generalist III: CWE/ Practicum

    [ Spring Term | 2 - 6 credits ]

    Cooperative Work Experience level III. Supervised experience in human services including but not limited to: social service; early childhood care; criminal/juvenile justice; gerontology, and other related occupations. Required: Instructor consent. Prerequisite: HS-170. Corequisite: CWE-281.


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